About the department
Vision Statement: Excellence in Theoretical and Experimental Research in Communications, Signal Processing, Microelectronics and RF/Photonics.
The ECE Department is recognized by UGC as a Center for Advanced Studies and has a rich heritage and a strong reputation for R&D activities of internationally acclaimed standards, predominantly in the areas of Communications, Signal Processing, Microelectronics and RF/Photonics.
Presently, with 128 Ph.D students, over 84 ME students, 11 M.Sc students and 31 faculty members, the department does cutting edge research in areas such as sensor networks, wireless networks, QOS Architectures, Wireless Communications, MIMO Technologies, Coding Theory, Information Theory, Cognitive Radio, Speech/Audio, Video, Biomedical, SP for Communication, Compressive Sensing, Low Power Circuits, CMOS for RF, Nano Devices, MEMS and Sensors, RF MEMS, Antennas, Imaging, Optical communication, Biosensors.
Students, while working on algorithmic development, also have state-of-the art experimental facilities to support the theoretical research. Apart from research based degree programs such as Ph.D,direct Ph.D and MSc(Engg), the department offers ME programs in Telecommunication Engineering, Microelectronic Systems (jointly with CEDT) and Signal Processing (jointly with EE).
Thus, in addition to research activities, the Department adds to the quality of education by teaching several subjects covering fundamentals and advanced topics in the fields mentioned above.
The department faculty have several patents, publications and sponsored industry projects to their credit. Over the years, the graduating students have gone on to occupy key positions in education, science, industry and government administration in India and abroad. Over a span of sixty seven years, the department has been successful in attracting some of the best minds in the country, both in the student and teaching community.
In the future, the department hopes to extend its research into newer areas like Energy Efficient Networks, Body Area Networks, High Precision Location and Navigation, Green Communication and Computing, Organic Electronics, Cyber-Physical Interfaces, Healthcare Informatics, Millimeter Wave Systems Imaging.